Water pipe bust floods Bexar County DA’s office, damages files

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SAN ANTONIO – A busted water pipe on the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center has broken gear and files on the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office this week.

District Attorney Joe Gonzales mentioned the busted pipe, a results of the winter storm that induced energy and water outages all through Texas, induced harm on the fifth ground of the constructing.

Gonzales mentioned the harm was confined to an area utilized by the Family Violence and Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Divisions.

The harm was found on Thursday because the amenities have been closed all through the week. Staff members are actually working to take away the water and assess the harm.

“While a small percentage of our physical files were damaged, this does not impact our ability to seek justice,” Gonzales mentioned in a information launch Friday. “We maintain a digital copy of all case files so that we can share the evidence with defense counsel. Additionally, on January 1, 2021, we began requiring law enforcement to submit their cases with our office digitally so that we can expedite the review process and use less paper.”

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The DA’s office mentioned workers affected by the harm will both work remotely, as they’ve been in a position to do because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic, or in one other office area.

Damaged water pipes will likely be frequent because of the freezing temperatures that devastated components of Texas this week. If you might be in want of water, SAWS can have bulk water distributions open Friday and all through the weekend.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office mentioned a busted water pipe broken some files, gear and furnishings contained in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. (Bexar County District Attorney’s Office)
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said a busted water pipe damaged some files, equipment and furniture inside the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office mentioned a busted water pipe broken some files, gear and furnishings contained in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. (Bexar County District Attorney’s Office)
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said a busted water pipe damaged some files, equipment and furniture inside the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office mentioned a busted water pipe broken some files, gear and furnishings contained in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. (Bexar County District Attorney’s Office)
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said a busted water pipe damaged some files, equipment and furniture inside the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office mentioned a busted water pipe broken some files, gear and furnishings contained in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. (Bexar County District Attorney’s Office)

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